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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $16,571 $17,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $17,610 $18,370
2-Door Coupe Manual GT 17 24 $19,109 $20,170
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 24 $20,138 $21,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT Limited 17 24 $21,313 $22,770
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 16 24 $21,174 $22,620
2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,571
$16,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,270
$17,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$283 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing. The 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 33.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.9 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 47.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 34.1 36.6
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.6 50.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 173.0 174.0
Height, Overall (in) 52.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 12.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.83 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.59 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.5 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2898 2932
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 3.2 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 161 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Tiburon Scion tC
Body Style 2 Door Hatchback Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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